The Search Is On For North West’s Most Outstanding Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Busineses (FSB) Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 are now open and small businesses in the North West of England have until 12th January to enter for free.

The awards will celebrate the best of the region’s 245,000 small businesses and their vast contribution to both local and national economies.

The North West area winners of 12 award categories will be announced at an award ceremony in March and will then go forward to the national UK FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards final, where the overall FSB UK Small Business of the Year 2018 will be announced, in May 2018.

FSB regional chairman, Simon Edmondson, said:”For a chance to be recognised as the best small business in the North West, as well as in the whole UK, I’d encourage all small businesses to enter the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards. SMEs are a vital part of the North West – contributing so much to the economy and making our region a more exciting place in which to live, work, study and visit.”

The 12 award categories are:

  • Business exporter of the year;
  • Ethical – green business of the year;
  • Business and product innovation award;
  • Digital business of the year;
  • Micro-business of the year;
  • Start-up of the year;
  • Scale-up of the year;
  • Family business of the year;
  • Young entrepreneur of the year;
  • Employer of the year;
  • The “Triumph Over Adversity” award;
  • Community award (area level only).

Deadline for entries in North-West is 12th January 2018

More details and to enter can be found at FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018



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